Fairfax County Democratic Committee Passes Resolution Urging Adoption of Nonpartisan Anti-gerrymandering Reforms

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Fairfax County Democratic Committee Passes Resolution
Urging Adoption of Nonpartisan Anti-gerrymandering Reforms
Resolution Passes at Biennial Reorganization Meeting

FAIRFAX – Last week, the Fairfax County Democratic Committee (FCDC) passed a resolution supporting a non-partisan or independent redistricting process. The resolution encourages members of the General Assembly representing Fairfax County, to reject SJ18 and the related constitutional amendment.

The constitutional amendment contained within SJ18 allows for continued partisan influence and manipulation. The commission in charge of redistricting under SJ18 would contain legislators and the composition of its citizen members will be influenced by legislators. The amendment also contains no anti-gerrymandering criteria, and instead relies on companion legislation to ensure that fair districts are drawn – legislation that can be repealed by a future General Assembly.

The FCDC resolution calls on members of the General Assembly for Fairfax County, to support the passage of legislation to govern the 2021 redistricting that reflects a return to the independent process that has been sought for many years. It also calls for enshrining that process for future reapportionment in a constitutional amendment.

The full text of the resolution can be found here.

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